Re: [TLS] Registry for ALPN

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Mon, 26 August 2013 22:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Registry for ALPN
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On 26 August 2013 13:08, Stephan Friedl (sfriedl) <sfriedl@cisco.com> wrote:
> I'd suggest that we drop the 'exp' prefix and replace the sentence calling out the experimental namespace with a statement directing protocol developers to reference RFC6648 in the event they feel the need for an 'experimental or private' protocol identifier.

In practice, what people do is very simple.  They make up a new string
and start using it.  Then, sometimes, they get around to telling IANA
about it.  It sounds kinda bad, but it does tend to work out.

I can't see a way to add text to that effect that wouldn't also invite
confusion.